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The Unrivalled Growth of Cooper’s Trench Safety Division

The Unrivalled Growth of Cooper’s Trench Safety Division

Cooper Equipment Rental’s Trench Safety division has been rapidly growing since its launch in 2017 and it’s not showing any signs of slowing down! We sat down with Cameron Dougherty, General Manager at Cooper Trench Safety, to learn more about what’s new for 2022. In 2021, the Cooper Trench Safety division expanded into western Canada, …

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How to Stay Safe During Your Next Excavation Project

How to Stay Safe During Your Next Excavation Project

When performing a trenching or excavation project it is crucial to ensure that you are always following all appropriate safety procedures. Not being proactive and aware of the hazards that can take place on the jobsite can result in tragic incidents. In order to help others avoid such incidents from occurring, we sat down and …

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Overcoming Adversity in Business
Doug Dougherty standing in mountains

Overcoming Adversity in Business

  The longer I am in business, the more I can reflect and draw upon experiences and events of the past 45 plus years. There have been good times and not so good times in business and in personal life. Managing a business through a rough patch, and there have been a few, can be …

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Safety Month – how Cooper used the month of May to focus on Safety!

Safety Month – how Cooper used the month of May to focus on Safety!

Across North America the first week of May is dedicated to Construction Health and Safety. This year Cooper Equipment Rentals decided to extend the focus into a safety month, emphasizing four different areas of safety for our employees: Week 1: Healthy Mind Week 2: Physical Health Week 3: Emotional Health Week 4: Competency “Safety has …

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How renting equipment with GPS tracking saves you money and impacts your bottom line.
John Deere 330G Skidsteer

How renting equipment with GPS tracking saves you money and impacts your bottom line.

Theft of construction equipment is unfortunately the cost of doing business for most contractors across Canada. The Ontario Provincial Police estimates between $15 to $20million worth of heavy construction equipment is stolen every year, with the value across Canada being reported from anywhere between $300 million to $1 billion. According to Canadian Insurance provider Aviva, …

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Canadian Eh?

Canadian Eh?

Last summer I wrote about how the future is local – about how important it is to take the time to think about the world around us and the part we play in it – the need to support our local business operators who are suffering and who are so important to our communities. More …

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Tips for Selling an Equipment Rental Business
Doug Dougherty Star Rentals

Tips for Selling an Equipment Rental Business

  This year I thought I’d change things up a bit on the blog. I will still be publishing monthly but will alternate between Leadership subjects and Industry topics. This month I am writing about selling an equipment rental business. There are a lot of successful small and medium-sized business owners in Canada who have …

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